The Egyptian army announced on Thursday that the Sinai Peninsula was killed by one of the leaders of the terrorist group ISIS.
A dead leader is head of Abu duaa al-Ansari. Also, during air strikes killed a number of his assistants who have joined the ISIS, said in a statement.
"The army managed to destroy the stores of weapons and ammunition, as well as their explosives," reads the statement. "Besides, they killed more than 45 terrorist insurgents and wounded about a dozen people."
Earlier it was reported that the terrorist group took another name after he joined ISIL in 2014. Oharekterizovala it was unclear whether the Egyptian army, the jihadist group by its original name.
The group arose in connection with the deterioration of security in the Sinai Peninsula, which followed the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The name translates as "Champions of the Holy House", a reference to Jerusalem. The group's goal is to fight against Israel. She took responsibility for attacks on Egyptian security forces and the explosion of the main gas pipeline connecting Egypt with Israel and Jordan.
In 2013, Egypt launched an offensive against jihadist groups in the Sinai Peninsula. Its leader, as previously reported, was Abu Osama al-Masry. This nickname is a reference to his allegiance to Osama bin Laden, while Masri in Arabic means "Egypt" to show that he was an Egyptian.
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